Wingers – Liam Marshall & Fetuli Talanoa
An interesting and a rather different type of selection as Wigan youngster Liam Marshall and Hull’s ‘bin man’ Fetuli Talanoa are chosen.
Marshall has been a revelation in the sport recently, having scored over 20 tries from Swinton in 2016 did he back that up with 23 for Wigan last year.
That and his overall enthusiasm to be involved, having made 28 clean breaks and 65 tackle busts in 2017 really saw him become a constant nuisance to others.
He has plenty of speed and skill as he has adapted between playing positions, something Wigan may rely upon here.
But Hull’s Talanoa has had experience in such an area too and will provide the Airlie Birds with plenty of speed and power yet again.
His confidence should be sky high after scoring a hat-trick in the opening round win over Huddersfield.
He will pose a threat to Wigan throughout, making this a mouth0watering battle between two talented figures.
Centres – Oliver Gildart & Jake Connor
Now on to the centres and we have Oliver Gildart and Jake Connor up for discussion.
Gildart was a fairly obvious choice, given his Young Player of the Year award, how could you not?
He scored 15 tries in 20 games last year and backed up such potent attacking with two last week in the 40-12 win at Salford.
His support play is always exceptional as well as his skill to be able to link up with the likes of Marshall and other wingers in Joe Burgess and Tom Davies if required.
But Connor is one at Hull who has surprised all by how superb he has been.
Last year saw him manage 34 offloads, 16 try assists and just as many clean breaks.
He also scored 11 tries last season and even touched down last week in Hull’s 38-12 win over the Giants.
He possesses a lot of skill with his ball handling and may prove a dangerous threat with winger Bureta Faraimo in this one.